Location address:Ackworth, West Yorkshire
This is in private hands of the family and has never been displayed.
Details on cross:
241993 Pte A Asquith (this is incorrect should be Pte H Asquith)
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved): GRU Tags
Cross dimensions (millimetres please)
Shaft Height: 750mm
Cross beam width: 400mm
Width of wood: 70mm
Thickness or depth: 23mm
Mounting to wall: N/A
Evidence of use in field (earth marking, cracking, staining, shrinkage): Staining (supported by attached photographs)
Surface insertion depth (into ground if apparent): Cannot Tell
Finish (varnish, paint, oiled, unfinished etc): Unfinished
Condition (cracked, paint peeling, woodwork, damage etc): Some woodworm but has been treated
Notes and observations: (optional)
Still in its original postal packaging as sent to my grandmother, with confirming letter dated 1925. Photograph of wooden cross before being replaced by white headstone with location document.
Private ASQUITH, HARRY
Service Number 241993
9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Highland Light Infantry
Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Asquith, of Dewsbury; husband of Emma Alice Asquith, of Ackworth, Pontefract, Yorks.
Inscription: THOU ART WITH JESUS HE WITH ME ‘TIS STILL TOGETHER I WITH THEE
Survey and Photographs courtesy of: Mrs E.C.Roberts. Date of survey: 19.11.2017